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Emerson Elementary School

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Principal's Corner - October 2018

Hello Emerson Parents and Families,                       

The 2018-19 school year has started off with its challenges and accomplishments. As you may know our enrollment has decreased and
due to our enrollment numbers being down, we have had to relocate two teachers to schools that are in need of teachers.


This was a challenging time for Emerson however we are a determined campus and we have pulled together to make up the differences, always keeping quality teaching at the forefront.


On a brighter note, our school report card was released a few weeks ago,
and Emerson made significant gains in our PARCC scores. Emerson went
from an F (27.9%) in the 2016-17 school year to a D (46.7%) for 2017-18
school year. We missed earning a C by less than 3.5 points (50%). Our goal for the 2018-19 school year will be to earn a B. This has never happened at Emerson since the inception of the school letter grade.


As we move forward this school year, it is important to have your child/
children in school everyday as our school breakfast starts at 7:30 AM and
class starts at 8:00 AM. Being on time is critical and sets the tone for your
child’s day. Also, reading at home with your child/children for 15 minutes a day is important. It helps to establish a healthy routine, and it demonstrates the importance of reading when it’s done at school and at home.


Thank you parents and families and just know you make a big difference.


Go Eagles!

Antonio Medina Ph.D.
Principal Emerson Elementary School

Fall Festival in October

Mural Fest brings together artists, non-profits, local businesses, and others to The City of Albuquerque to celebrate culture and promote a path to a safer, more sustainable future.

We are honored that here at Emerson will have 3 artists (Aron Kalaii, Joerael Elliott and Lynnette Haozous) creating a beautiful mural for our community to enjoy! The mural will be located on the long wall on Southern by the Kindergarten wing.


Join us on October 22, 2018, 5:00 PM for Emerson Community Art Night.
We will take time to showcase this beautiful mural.

  • Bell Schedule

    Kinder-5th grade

    Instructional Hours: 8:00-2:10

    Monday - Friday:

    Breakfast will be served in cafeteria beginning at 7:30

    First Bell: 7:55

    Instruction Begins: 8:00

    Dismissal: 2:10


    Kindergarten:    11:00 - 11:30

    First Grade:       11:15 - 11:45

    Second Grade:  12:00 - 12:30

    Third Grade:      12:15 - 12:45

    Fifth Grade:       11:45 - 12:15

    Fourth Grade:    11:30 - 12:00

    PreK:                11:40 - 12:10

    Please note, we do not have an early release day on Wednesday. 


    Session 1 8:00-10:45 

    Session 2 11:25-2:10   

    Staff Spotlight


    Hi, I’m Dunia Gamez, the secretary
    here at Emerson ES. I really enjoy
    coming to work, not only because I like what I do, but also because we have such a wonderful and caring staff. So, I do the staff end of things, such as payroll, placing orders and activity funds, etc. I
    love the fact that I get to work at the school that I attended as a child. I’m originally from Sonora Mexico, and I lived in Albuquerque NM for most of my life. I’m very optimistic and I always try
    to see the brighter side of things!


    Hello I am Pauline Baca! I am the
    clerk at Emerson. I am the one you
    call when your child is absent, you need info on registration, and much more behind the scenes. I was born and raised in Albuquerque; I have worked for APS in the schools as an Educational Assistant and Clerk for many years. I enjoy spending my free time with my two children and watching hockey!